ARRL International DX Contest

I played around in the ARRL International DX Contest this weekend for a total of about 8 hours. During that time, I worked 49 countries!

I’m NOT a contester. I’m not really even all that great at CW but I do enjoy it.  If I can do this, you can do this, too.

The contest exchange of information was:

DX Station: Call sign, Signal Report (always “599”) and Power Level

American Station: Call sign, Signal Report (always “599”) and State abbreviation.

In this video, I show you my station setup and then record my screen so you can see me working some DX stations via QRP.

Don’t miss the Bonus Track at the end of the video…


2 thoughts on “ARRL International DX Contest”

  1. Cliff
    Great video. I ran in to the same NN for power. My guess is 99 is so close to 100, but it does not make sense how hard is it to send 1TT..
    I took your advice and picked up the SOTA beams Linked Dipole. I ran it off the back of my jeep as a Inverted Vee when I activated Wolftrap DZ11 this weekend


    1. Don,
      I heard a number of stations sending “ATT” as a shortcut for 100. That makes sense. If someone’s life is so busy they only have time to send “NN” instead of “ATT”, they need to turn off the radio and take a vacation!

      Congrats on your activation! How much fun was that? Were you happy with the outcome?


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